Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

  The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril By William Davies Jan 19 2017 … Continue reading

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CFP JOHNNY CASH Arts and Artistry from the New Deal into the 21st Century

JOHNNY CASH Arts and Artistry from the New Deal into the 21st Century October 19-21, 2017 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Arkansas State University opens a call for presentations for a public symposium in conjunction with the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos’s 13-year ‘clerical error’ – #DeVosHearing #StopDeVos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/18/betsy-devoss-13-year-clerical-error/ the nominee for education secretary left senators puzzled by denying her documented involvement in a foundation that has funneled millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes. [Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing] … Continue reading

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How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument Gary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts. Forthcoming. “How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument.” American Political Science … Continue reading

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Max Planck and Taylor & Francis Group sign open-access agreement

“The Max Planck Digital Library and Taylor & Francis Group have signed an agreement which enables researchers based in Max Planck institutes to publish open access in 2,390 journals, under a centrally funded arrangement. This applies to peer-reviewed papers in … Continue reading

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